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2012 Advent

Advent calendars are one of my favorite memories from the holiday seasons when I was growing up. The anticipation always got me so excited for Christmas. And now I can’t imagine a December without an advent calendar of some sort.

I decided to use Stampin’ Up!’s Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die to create my advent calendar this year. Because the holidays are always so hectic and busy, I decided on the 12 days of Christmas instead of 25. It was so quick and easy to assemble each pocket; I was even able to spend a little more time embellishing them! 

Instead of filling my pockets with gifts or treats, I wanted to just fill them with special little notes. I sat down and wrote the 12 things I am most thankful for this holiday season. It was nice to take a time-out and just think about all the things I have to be thankful for. Once I got going, I had countless things to list. I could have easily gotten to 25. So I put more than one card in some of the advent pockets. 

What are some creative or unique things you’ve made with your Petite Pocket Die? 

Britni H
Graphic Designer


  • Ashley

    Oct 13

    Looks like I have a fun weekend planned! Woot! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jessica

    Oct 13

    I like this post!